We will be taking part in the world's largest environmental celebrations on the farm and in our Canteens.
We have joined forces with WWF to urge the nation to eat more sustainably starting with a candlelit dinner to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 19 March.
Food is at the heart of many environmental issues, especially climate change and the decline in wildlife habitats. Food production has the largest environmental impact of any human activity accounting for 70% of water used by people, nearly 80% of deforestation worldwide and almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions.
River Cottage founder Hugh, said: “The food we eat – and the way it is grown and transported – has a huge impact on our planet. There are many things we can do to make that impact more positive: opting for local and seasonal foods, for instance, or eating less meat. A candlelit meal enjoyed during Earth Hour is a fantastic opportunity to consider some of these changes – and of course, to really focus on the food you’re eating, and the person you’re sharing it with!”
Earth Hour inspires hundreds of millions of people and landmarks, including Big Ben, Times Square and the Burj Khalifa to switch off their lights for one hour. The symbolic moment puts a spotlight on the issues facing the planet to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen.
Join us for a River Cottage candle lit dinner on Saturday 19 March in the following locations: